A raft of proposals that progressive and anti-incarceration activists have been pushing for will likely have to wait until next year.
Not only was John Teixeria granted a rare “medical parole” in January 2020 but he’s also received standard parole every six months since then. But state prison officials say they have no place to send him in his condition.
The plea on behalf of Nachemya Weberman, who has only served nine years of a 50-year sentence, appears to be the only time District Attorney Eric Gonzalez intervened for someone convicted of a sex crime.
New York’s major parole policy reform went into effect March 1. It aims to transform how formerly incarcerated people are treated. Here’s how it works.
At around 2 p.m. on Thursday, lawmakers in the state Senate began voting to overhaul New York’s parole system following years of lobbying from experts and advocates. Two hours later, a correction officer found Jose Mejia Martinez — locked up on a parole violation tied to an arrest for swiping beer — dead in his […]
State lawmakers struck a deal Tuesday to overhaul New York’s parole system to limit when formerly incarcerated people could be re-jailed. Under the “Less Is More Act,” parole officers would no longer be able to automatically toss people back into jail if they violate curfew or fail to notify their parole officers of a change […]
Two men locked up on low-level arrests that violated their parole — one of them a new father jailed for allegedly shoplifting — recently died behind bars on Rikers Island, THE CITY has learned. News of the deaths of Thomas Braunson III, 35, on April 19, and 45-year-old Richard Blake just 11 days later comes […]
When several people in a packed Bronx homeless shelter got sick with COVID-19 in early March, Levi Mitchell feared that would be his fate too. So Mitchell, 54, who was on parole, left and spent a few nights at his brother’s apartment before couch-surfing at friends’ places. But the nomadic lifestyle made it difficult for […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. The first COVID-19 positive city jail inmate died in Bellevue Hospital Sunday as he awaited a hearing on a parole violation, according to multiple sources. Michael Tyson, 53, had been in city custody since Feb. 28 and initially […]
Parole hearings on Rikers Island came to a halt Monday after a team of public defenders refused to attend the gatherings held in small confines that they fear could become a breeding ground for the coronavirus. There were 83 cases scheduled on Monday and most of them were delayed because attorneys refused to enter the […]